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Islanders News: All the Lou coverage

No seriously, for real this time, Lou’s the boss.

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I hope you have a comfortable chair because there’s a ton to read about the hiring of Lou Lamoriello.

Also, check back this morning and we’ll have a new Islanders Anxiety podcast up.

Islanders News: Something something Lou

  • The official announcement came in the morning, then Lou shared initial thoughts with media on a conference call at 2 p.m. before further media rounds. Notes from that call: [LHH | Newsday | Isles | Times | Post |]
  • Lamoriello was on Mike Francesa’s show, saying some interesting things, more than the conference call, things Isles fans want to hear. [LHH]
  • He was also on SiriusXMNHL’s Power Play: “When I was across the river for quite some time I would’ve never imagined this.” [SoundCloud]
  • And what of John Tavares? “The league source added there was a ‘convergence there’ between Lamoriello’s objective and Tavares’ desire.” [Newsday]
  • You know, it’s about time the Isles and fans got this, some long overdue credibility. [Newsday | SNY | The Athletic | MSG | Sportsnet]
  • Cool that he gets to work with his son, Chris, who is Isles assistant GM and GM of the Sound Tigers. [CT Post]
  • Best tale from yesterday, via Elliotte Friedman: Some GMs were ticked that the Lamoriello-Tavares meeting was okay, others were like “heh, we know Lou gets special rules.” [LHH]
  • In that Friedman radio hit, he speculated that the Isles would bid on Kovalchuk with the Lou connection (hey, that’s my idea!), and maybe Scott Stevens can be coaxed to run the D? [FRS Hockey]
  • The IslesSeat got a quick podcast up after the Lou news. [Audioboom] IslesBuzz podcast too. [SoundCloud]
  • Schwartz on Sports had Andrew Gross on to talk about Lou, poker player. [SoundCloud]
  • It’s a long to-do list for Lou, but then that’s what hockey bosses do. [NHL/Compton]
  • Highs and lows from Garth Snow’s tenure in charge. [Newsday]
  • Lou’s 10 greatest moves as a hockey exec. [Newsday]
  • A plea to all you tortured post-Dynasty fans that this is for real. This is not a drill. [Fanpost]
  • Not Lou, but significant: The LIRR president tells Newsday’s editorial board that they need to look at Belmont as a future full-time station, not just something marginally expanded for Islanders games and track events. [Newsday]

Elsewhere (There’s an Elsewhere?)

  • Oh by the way, Game 7 of the Eastern final is tonight. Winner plays Vegas. Caps hope for redemption. At home, the Lightning hope experience matters.
  • What scouts look for. (Body language! Nice siblings!) [THN]
  • How will the Leafs deal with the departure of Lou and Mark Hunter too? They’re gonna be okay, says Justin Bourne. [The Athletic]
  • Speaking of ownerships: Pierre LeBrun really doesn’t like meddling owners, which Craig Leipold seems to be. [FRS Hockey]
  • The Sharks are near a seven-year deal with Evander Kane, which would mean Buffalo would get a first-round pick to complete that trade. [Sportsnet | Fear the Fin]
  • Jim Rutherford is upset Tom Wilson wouldn’t fight after his cheap shots. He’s seen Wilson play before, right? [Post-Gazette]